They’re usually the ones bleeding in silence.
She sits alone by the window, with the weight of the world pressing down on her shoulders.
She picks up her phone and reads her messages, but not one of them asks her if she’s okay.
She’s always checking up on people, but no one ever seems to realize that she might need help too.
But deep inside, she’s crumbling, and no one would even notice.
She needs help, but scared to ask.
She doesn’t respond as much to the messages she gets, anymore.
Her life shrinks in on her. People say that they miss her, that they haven’t seen her in ages and that she isn’t as active online as she used to be, but still no one asks if she’s okay.
She feels lonelier day by day. The walls close in around her.
In the back of her mind, she knows that they care about her.
Her thoughts become more and more negative, and she finds it harder to rationalize the more she drops out of her life. Slowly, she becomes a shell of a person.
She knows why no one reaches out. She knows why no one seems to be worried. It’s not that they don’t care – it’s because they have her labelled as a strong person, and assume that she can handle any difficulty she faces.
They completely overlook the fact that even ‘strong’ people need help too.
All of her checking up on people has convinced them that she has her sh*t together too much to ever need help.
Meanwhile, the days grow darker and she grows weaker.
Check up on your friends, even those who seem strongest. You never know when they’ll need a helping hand unless you ask.
Love sometimes isn’t enough for some people but check in on your ‘strong’ friends you might just save them from all the pain they are feeling.
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Ms Bipolar x